Countless official predictions are pegged to that year, which has a cascading effect: Once a major organization sets their research parameters to that year, it makes good organizational sense for other organizations to use the basis of that research to do the same for their respective topic. Bythe U. The consequences, individually and societally, are not great, but there is still a lot we can do about it--like make birth control universally available to anyone who wants it.
Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up. Egan contends that schools need reforming because they are built on three flawed and incompatible goals—academic growth, social growth and developmental growth.
He then imagines how education will evolve up to the year Egan believes that the future demands creative ideas, and to this end, he has created a year education project to educate thoughtful, humane and innovative citizens. My essay is shorter and less audacious.
This year I celebrate my 40th year of teaching. Explicating future visions is good fun. However, I will limit my focus to how teaching and learning may change in the future. How these ghosts will shape the future is yet unknown. My essay will not discuss geopolitics or human relationships with the natural world, although these do matter.
That said, a number of educational changes seem likely. Canada in the year What will Canada look like 40 years from now?
I suggest the following: Canada will become a majority minority country. Canada will become an urban country. Most Canadians will live in cities—the movement to cities is already occurring. Canada will become an old country.
As in most developed countries, the birth rate in Canada is slowing and people are living longer. Futurists suggest that between and the world will experience scarcities of food, energy, water and minerals.
All of Canada including Fort McMurray will be affected. Elsewhere inthe president of the United States will be an Afro-American female pacifist who speaks fluent Arabic.
Febreze Virtual Candles will have eliminated the memory of odour, and Simon Cowell will have been replaced on American Idol. Digitization Digitization—converting atoms to bits—will transform education.
Already digitization has raised questions about the future of reading and writing. In the future, will students need to develop reading and writing skills?
We must drastically rethink curriculum. This will harm country music. Computers will become more powerful.
Old books will be removed from library shelves and will become freely accessible digital editions. But digitization carries concomitant ramifications for education and, if we are not careful, a digital divide may emerge between socioeconomic classes.
Already, as technology has become cheaper and more available, a difference between young and old has emerged I have an iPhone that I only use as a lifeline in emergencies, compared with younger people, who rely on cellphones as their lifeline to everything in the world.
But this age gap is trivial compared with the consequences for educational quality if the gap between the technology haves and have-nots widens.Briefly The Evolving Landscape for ETFs.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are expanding at a rapid clip but still only make up a fraction of investable assets. How to Feed the World in Executive Summary 1.
Introduction 2. Outlook for food security towards By the world’s population will reach billion, 34 percent higher than today. Nearly steadily declining, it dropped from percent per year in to percent in The.
WHO releases a quantitative assessment of the health impacts of climate change. This constitutes an update and a further development of the assessment that was first published by WHO for the year , now with a wider range of health impacts, and projections for future years.
Over a year ago by Big Think Editors The result is our latest special series, Life in Demographic changes in world population and population growth will certainly be dramatic. Year is the Royal Baby destined to be a radical ecowarrior?
The Duke and Duchess' little Prince will grow up on a planet that might be unrecognisable by adulthood, lest we change course. “The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), was commissioned in July by the UK Prime Minister, who asked economist Jim O’Neill to analyse the global problem of rising drug resistance and propose concrete actions to tackle it internationally.